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Title:Tour Notes compiled for the Mills Section, SPAB, Weekend Mill Tour, Devon, 2-5 September 2004
Originator:Watts, S.
Summary:Dowrich Mill is considered to be of 17th century date, although its plan and an earlier layout of machinery, which can be detected from a number of features in the building suggest if may be older. It was once part of a small complex of buildings. The millhouse was demolished in the 1920s. There were originally two waterwheels, each driving a single pair of stones but these were replaced, probably in the mid 19th century, with a larger, single waterwheel driving two pairs of stones through spur gearing. The waterwheel is overshot, 12ft 6in diameter, of timber and iron construction, with the name BAILEY. MILLWRIGHT. CREDITON on the shrouds. The mill is currently being restored to working order, keeping as much of the original fabic and machinery as possible.

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